Monday, 29 June 2009

Spam, Beautiful Spam

spam


No, not SPAM, but spam. You see, the amount of email spam I get these days has suddenly shot up for some reason.

My work filter manages to quarantine the majority, but sends me a clickable report of all the email subject lines.

Most of them are in wonderfully mangled English, riddled with clich├ęs. Some fine examples I've recently received include:

"Forget about not been abling to please your partner!"
"Even super agents use these wonderful pils to pleasure"
"Every next act will be better that previous!"
and my favourite
"Prepare to get huge instrument"

All sic (and some might say sick).

However, the other day I received one which was surprisingly poetic and somewhat melancholy:

"Night fails make man irresolute and pitiful"

Not quite a haiku, its beauty made me pause for thought.

Still didn't click on it though.

What, you think I'm stupid or something?

5 comments:

  1. The one that sticks in mind, for sheer unexpectedness, from several years ago, offered:

    "Furry barnyard animal sex"

    My mind boggled but not enough to click on the link! What you think I'm stupid or something? ;)

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  2. I have had a reoccurring spam email with a similar subject, though considerably filthier

    I won't be posting it.

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  3. Hah, I was seriously half-expecting to read an entry about spam and maybe a recipe. I'm sure there's one out there...somewhere.

    I've been experiencing loads of spam on twitter lately. It's a real pain

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  4. @Kavey - I think you've just made my blog x-rated!

    @Dave - Thanks, please don't :)

    @MC - Twitter spam? I get dodgy people following me but no actual spam as yet. Btw, if you're wanting proper spam recipes, have a look at this

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  5. Dang. Thought you were writing about the good kind of Spam! :)

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